1. Belize I adore my students!

    Ismael is toooo adorable. Every morning he comes running to me saying, "Miss! Miss! Gud maning Miss! I pick you a flowa!" (and proceeds to give me a flower.) Today he said, "Miss, ah wan a jress to wear lik u, an a pretti jewls!"

  2. Belize Iguana Hunters

    Hanging out with the neighborhood boys after they hunted Iguana for their dinner.  (Dangriga, Belize)

  3. St. Lucia Future Farmers of St. Lucia

    I have a good size farm in my backyard that grew mostly weeds. I asked 2 neighborhood boys if they wanted to clear it for me. They agreed to EC$10.00 each and set about with tools that outweighed them. The adults in the community criticized me for using boys to do a man's job. On the third day the boys were joined by other friends and worked to complete the job for gratis. As the boys worked the conversation was constant and about the games they would buy with the money. Ten minutes after pay...

  4. Malawi Mt Mulanje Malawi

    A friend came to visit me at my site. I thought I was brave going in the Peace Corps; my friend visited me by travelling all across Africa by herself. We climbed Mt Mulanje in southern Malawi with the help of porters. Lumber is often carried down this mountain by men hoisting slabs on their heads. At the base of the mountain were many landmines, as the Mozambican civil war was just coming to an end in 1992. The locals think that when we climb mountains we are doing it to go speak with the God...

  5. The Gambia Fetching water

    My site mate and I went to get some water so we could bathe after a bike ride.

  6. Madagascar Roberta

    Roberta is the granddaughter of a very good friend of mine!  They became my family away from home.

  7. Turkmenistan A Turkmenistan Wedding Movie

    Turkmen weddings, or Toys, are not to be missed. Seriously. Even my COS date was commented upon not because I was leaving (perhaps never to return) but because it meant I would miss my cousin's wedding. They are the social event of the week, although even in some small villages, you may have 2 or 3 other Toys to attend that same week...  Preparations for Toys are often more intensive than the Toys themselves, and everyone gets involved.  This collection of videos is from a small village out...

  8. Turkmenistan Homecoming

    Women welcoming a new bride into their family. These women are leading the new "gelin" (bride) into her new home with her in laws. 

  9. Turkmenistan Dancing Queen

    My two year old "host niece" busting a move at her uncle's wedding. 

  10. Fiji Wedding Bliss

      We were stationed on Kioa Island in Fiji. It was a unique situation because the island was inhabited by a group of Polynesians in the midst of Melanesian Fiji. Kioa was bought in 1946 by the people of Vaitupu, an island in the nation of Tuvalu, with money earned from American Armed Forces during WWII and settled October 26, 1947 by 37 original settlers. The Tuvaluans brought with them only their culture, religion, and lifestyle - which have been preserved and are still in tact today. This i...

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.